During childhood, most people experienced that urge to cover everything they saw in colour. Like smearing the dinner table with pretty shades of ketchup and mustard or drawing purple bears on sailboats all over the walls. Unfortunately, later in life, there are fewer and fewer excuses for making that kind of brightly coloured mess. Point Blank Paintball gives you the perfect reason to paint the town multi-coloured with a paintball game for up to 10 for R300.
The scenic, peaceful Valverde Country Hotel on the outskirts of Gauteng, provides the ideal location for raining down mayhem with small pellets of colourful flying goo. Natural, woodsy surroundings and an excess of structures to hide in, behind and on top of, create the perfect arena for some sharp-shooting or a game of ‘capture-the-flag-but-dodge-the-balls-of-paint-your-friends-are-trying-to-hit-you-with’.
A good game of paintball takes a bit of courage, the ability to shoot straight and excellent dodging skills but it’s more than worth it when you consider the fact that it means you get to act like a ninja and sneak around a field covering people in paint. Not to mention it’s an exciting form of exercise and an interesting kind of stress-relief.
Point Blank Paint Ball provides everything you need for a day of rough-and-tumble; a field to run around on, plenty of things to use as vantage-points and shields, overalls and a mask, and most importantly, 100 paintballs and a marker (which is paintball-speak for a paintball-gun). Of course, as people are going to be shooting at you, it is advised that you wear closed shoes and old-clothing, because, like all good things in life, taking a paintball to the stomach can be unexpected and will probably stain.
Whether you’re looking for a bit of an adrenalin rush with your friends, or you’re having a work-function and you just have the urge to take justifiable pot-shots at your boss, hailing down balls of paint on everything in sight is probably the most exciting way to do it. If you lead your team to a stunning enough victory, and your boss isn’t too angry, you might even be crowned King of the Water Cooler.
Paintball Fact: The first use of the ‘paintball gun’ was documented in Scotland in the early 1970s when a firm of interior-decorators were asked to create an abstract writing environment for a budding author, which they achieved by loading gas-powered guns with balls of different coloured paints.